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Psp doesn't want to turn on

One day that i forgot my charger in my cousins home, and my psp was dead, i try to charge it with other kind of charger, i worked for a minute but then i accidently press i a button in that charge that got like this symbols (+ 0 -)i press and it change to (- 0 +) my psp turned off and since that day it doesnt wanna turn on again plz help me.

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  • avenger31 Oct 05, 2007

    its not bricked it cant even turn on

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    The battery is fully charged and it will not turn on the screen stay black

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    when i set mine down and put it on hold then a copule of minutes later i tried to turn it on and nothing happend help :(

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    i got Psp i turn of it and on next day it don't turn on i charge it and
    it steel don't turn on i need help

  • nekrus2 Jul 27, 2008

    i got psp and it wont turn on i charge it and steel it don't turn on

    and try put out and in battery and it steel dont turn on pls HELP my!!!!!

  • srshain98 Aug 30, 2008

    My green light on my psp goes on and it wont go on

  • libra297 Oct 14, 2008

    my psp doesnt wants to turn on or charge.

  • ilanaharon Jan 18, 2009

    Today i try to upgrade my PSP. but when it just start to upgrade my Battery fell down. then i triad to turn it on back again but the PSP dose nt turn on. i can see the Green light is on. but after a 15 sec its off again. there is no screen show its like dead.
    what can i do? can any one tell me if i can fix that problem?
    The battery is not the problem.
    What can i do?



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I have a psp , and i wanted to play a game so i took out the memory card cuz it wouldnt take my memory . Then it said down loading , and i didnt want it to down load and i took out the game and everything then it froze and i tryed turning it offf and it didnt work so then i took out the battery and it turned off , and i tryed ma cuzins battery and it didnt work either . Its shows the light of the power button but the screeen doesnt show anythin .

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It is not the charger. if you connet the (+) and (-) the psp wouldn't work anymore because electricity from the charger you use ran threw the whole psp system.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008


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The polarity of the charger you used is wrong or the wrong voltage, and has messed up the programming n the battery.  You may be lucky if you get a new battery and use the Right charger, It might fix it.  Sony put a battery in the PSP that has a memory chip in it, and I think it will automatically disconnect if the wrong vooltage hits it, or wrong polarity. be warned that I have seen where someone got a new battery and it did not solve the problem. If this happens to you Contact Sony at the following number.

SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Monday - Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST
Sunday 7:00 - AM 6:30 PM PST

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I play my psp regualy then i quit using it and when i went to turn it on it would never turn on and it want charge.

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